8 Major Ways to Use Today? Technology to Lower Energy Usage (and They Are Not Solar, Wind, and Nuclear)

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Pearson Education, Jan 12, 2010 - Education - 7 pages
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This Element is an excerpt from Crossing the Energy Divide (ISBN: 9780137015443) by Robert U. Ayres and Edward H. Ayres. Available in print and digital formats.

Finally: a coherent, integrated energy strategy based on techniques and technologies that have already been proven in the real world!

We envision a national energy strategy with eight main components. One (increased energy efficiency of consumer products, including automobiles) has received serious media attention. Two others (increased energy efficiency in buildings and industrial plants, and decentralized electric power) have received moderate attention in industry and academia, but little public discussion. Few know the other five. Yet all eight have proven productive....


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Robert U. Ayres is Emeritus Professor of Economics and Political Science and Technology Management at INSEAD, where he became the first Novartis Chair of Management and the Environment, and founder of the Centre for the Management of Environmental Resources (CMER). His research interests include industrial ecology, environmental policy and technology evaluation, economic growth and environmental regulation, environmental economics, and eco-restructuring.

Edward H. Ayres, founder of Running Times and former editor of World Watch, is author of God's Last Offer: Negotiating for a Sustainable Future.

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